too much of a good thing

too much of a good thing
too much of a good thing
More than can be tolerated
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Main Entry:much

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too much of a good thing informal phrase
so easily available, or used so often, that you do not enjoy it any more

Is unlimited phone access too much of a good thing?

Thesaurus: not interesting or excitingsynonym
Main entry: good

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too ˈmuch of a good thing idiom
used to say that, although sth is pleasant, you do not want to have too much of it
Main entry:thingidiom

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  • too much of a good thing — if you have too much of a good thing, something pleasant becomes unpleasant because you have too much of it. I felt sick after I d eaten all those chocolates. You can have too much of a good thing. All this attention she s getting could prove to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • too much of a good thing — noun Something enjoyable or beneficial which, nevertheless, becomes bothersome or harmful in large quantities or over an extended period of time. If I must say what I think, continued Mr. Rushworth, in my opinion it is very disagreeable to be… …   Wiktionary

  • too much of a good thing — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s As You Like It. ROSALIND: Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing? Come, sister, you shall be the priest and marry us. Give me your hand, Orlando. What do you say, sister? …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • too much of a good thing — informal so easily available, or used so often, that you do not enjoy it any more Is unlimited phone access too much of a good thing? …   English dictionary

  • you can have too much of a good thing — 1483 B. BURGH Cato in Archiv (1905) CXV. 313 To much is nouht of any maner thyng [too much of anything is nothing]. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. iv. G4v Well (quoth I) to muche of one thyng is not good, Leaue of this. 1611 R. COTGRAVE …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • too much of a good thing —  Unacceptably excessive …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Too Much Love Will Kill You — «Too Much Love Will Kill You» Сингл Брайан Мэй / Queen …   Википедия

  • Too Much Love Will Kill You — Single par Brian May / Queen extrait de l’album Back to the Light / Made in Heaven Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Too Much (Spice Girls song) — Too Much …   Wikipedia

  • good — 1 /gUd/ adjective comparative better, superlative best /best/ 1 OF A HIGH STANDARD of a high standard: a good reputation | a good quality cloth | a good Muslim | This book is not as good as her last one. | His test scores were good, but hers were …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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